Oh good golly... Where do I even start?! I'm just going to start off by saying that I was BLESSED to have grown up with such amazing horses! Any other horse would have killed me with half of the stunts I pulled (and continue to pull... though hopefully nowhere NEAR as stupid).
I rode this horse around for a good two years without much supervision.
Once, we were out riding bareback, like always, and I didn't have any shoes on. Well, we're loping across a field, and all of the sudden, she slams her brakes on, and I go flying off, well, all except for my left ankle. She stood like a rock while I PULLED myself back up! Never budged! I was so far off that I could've touched the ground with my right foot!
Another time, we were riding through the woods, and I decided to ride her under a branch.. Well, that didn't work out so well and I kinda got STUCK between the saddle and branch. She stood like a rock while I slid off of her back, then waited patiently for me to find a rock to climb back on.
For awhile, when I was going through my "speed demon" stage, I would take her out bareback (we've already established this, lol) and GALLOP across a field, after jumping a log, the whole time with my hands in the air and a grin plastered on my face.
Basically, if I could say ANYTHING to this mare, it would be "THANK YOU for NOT killing me!!!!" Doodles=AMAZINGNESS!!! 015.jpg Trickadoodles! 002.jpg